Making the most of therapy

Making the most of therapy

You’ve come a long way. Misdiagnoses, mistreatment, maltreatment even—but eventually you’re here. You’ve found a therapist willing to work with you—either privately or on the NHS—and so now you’re expecting it just to happen. Right? Wrong! Getting good therapy is an...
Can we heal?

Can we heal?

It was just as we were packing away on a training day. A lady with dark hair walked away, then came back, and now was suspended in mid-motion, as if stuck in approach-avoid. I caught her eye and smiled and, brimming with emotion, she came towards me. ‘Can we heal?’...
Managing flashbacks

Managing flashbacks

AWFUL AND AWESOME: AN INTRODUCTION Life would be okay, if it were not for the flashbacks… How true. How many times have I heard people say that? And for so many years, my life too would have been bearable, but for the flashbacks. These are not polite house guests who...
Ten roadblocks to recovery

Ten roadblocks to recovery

1. Believing that recovery isn’t possible ‘Recovery is impossible. Even the use of the term ‘recovery’ is cruel, taunting people who cannot recover with the false hope that it is, and shaming them in the process.’ So said a fellow delegate at a recent conference,...